|Originally posted by kathy70005
My kitty Clarise seems to love water. How would I go about bathing her and what should I use? I know you violently disagree Mr. Pete on declawing but how about bathing. Is it really necessary?
My God, I'm getting a reputation I don't feel I deserve! Oh well. BTW, it's just Pete. As for bathing a cat I would be interested to know WHY you want to bathe it. If it is a show cat, has fleas, ringworm or some other reason then I understand; if not, then bathing is often not necessary. Once in a while to rid the fur of dander or dirt is fine but unless there is a need most cats keep themselves pretty clean and bathing is not a necessity. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with bathing a cat but if you have never tried it you are in for a unique experience, to say the least. As for what you should use, much of that depends upon the breed of cat (if you don't know, then is it long hair or short?), it's color and why you are bathing it. Answer those questions and I can more intelligently answer your question. I don't mean to be flippant but for me those questions determine what to use for bathing your cat.